Ubongo Grant Writer Consultant Jobs in Kenya

Ubongo Grant Writer Consultant Jobs in Kenya

  • We’re looking for a grant writer to support our fundraising efforts with foundations, grantmakers and other partners from around the world who may be interested in funding our work.

  • We are looking for a dynamic, experienced grant writer, who will work closely with our fundraising team to solicit funding opportunities through grant writing.

  • A successful candidate will be a great storyteller with a passion for the work that we do.

  • The qualified candidate will report to the Chief Business Officer and work closely with our business teams across Africa.

  • The selected candidate should expect to spend 80% of their time drafting, editing, and submitting grant applications, and 20% of their time on prospecting funding opportunities and team meetings.

  • At some points in the year when there are few grant applications due, the grant writing consultant will spend a greater amount of time researching funding opportunities, helping the Ubongo team build our fundraising pipeline, or providing writing support on other communications or marketing efforts/initiatives.

    Some of Your First Challenges will Be

  • Understanding Ubongo’s vision, mission, impact and priorities and sharing our story effectively with potential funders through grant applications.

  • Conducting research on potential funders to understand their vision, mission, goals to help us determine the fit.

  • Lead grant writing efforts, including, drafting, editing and submitting applications that we decide to pursue.

  • Support the fundraising team to prospect new funding opportunities across platforms, scopes, and needs.

    To be a match you will be

  • Effective communication: Proven grant writing and storytelling skills.

  • Ability to synthesize research and produce compelling literature reviews.

  • Intellectually curious, enthusiastic about learning new things, open-minded and flexible mindset.

  • A persistent but empathetic pusher. We’ve got to get things DONE.

  • Honest, trustworthy, transparent
    and conscientious.

  • Passionate about education, storytelling, and being a changemaker.

  • Can work well in a dynamic environment with people in multiple countries.

  • Someone who loves kids. They’re why we do what we do. Our kids’ music and videos will become part of your life (and constantly stuck in your head).

  • You have an interest in fundraising and market research and understand what funders want.

  • You have the ability to work independently and to think on your feet

  • Experience working in fundraising within a non-profit company

  • Strong organization and time management skills that enable the employee to prioritize and manage a high volume of detailed work with conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Exceptional English speaking and writing skills.

  • Outstanding technical writer able to produce error-free content

  • Immense personal initiative.

  • A positive and professional team player attitude that works well under pressure and is flexible and responsible.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Creative Writing, Education, Research, Marketing, Communications, Business, or a related field.

  • Proven experience working in fundraising, marketing, corporate communications, content development, writing, or project management

  • Deep understanding of Africa’s education and development landscape

  • Must be able to provide at least 3 professional references.

  • Must love kids!

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Ubongo Grant Writer Consultant Jobs in Kenya

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